Rocky Bear & Elizabeth

Rocky Bear and Bits & Bytes Farm owner - Elizabeth

This Web site was created to tell the stories of the Off-the-Track Thoroughbreds Bits & Bytes Farm has sold. The Mission of Bits & Bytes Farm is to help sellers (of Thoroughbred racehorses for sale) to find buyers who have the ability to transition these horses to new careers. We offer assistance and guidance to make sure the horses we sell are successfully placed. Our Success Stories are proof that Thoroughbred racehorses make great sport horses and family members when their racing careers are over.

When a horse is purchased with the assistance of Bits & Bytes Farm, we require the new owners to stay in touch and provide us with updates. These updates are posted on our Success Stories pages so that the sellers of the horses know that their horses are doing well and have not gone back to racing or been slaughtered. The sellers care about these wonderful Thoroughbreds and they too enjoy reading about their horses' successful new careers. They often call or e-mail to thank us for finding a home for a horse they bred or trained. To learn more about Bits & Bytes Farm and our mission please visit our Web site at: www.BitsandBytesFarm.com.

Bits & Bytes Farm is to help sellers (of Thoroughbred racehorses for sale) to find buyers who have the ability to transition these horses to new careers. We offer assistance and guidance to make sure the horses we sell are successfully placed. Our Success Stories are proof that Thoroughbred racehorses make great sport horses and family members when their racing careers are over.

Be sure to visit our Facebook page, YouTube channel, websites and G+ page to learn more about Bits & Bytes Farm and the Thoroughbreds we have found second careers for. Links are at the top of this page. Enjoy!

Decorative aka “Decorated” SOLD!

Decorative aka “Decorated” SOLD!

Congratulations Kate State of Birchrunville, PA on the purchase of Decorative an off-the-track Thoroughbred.

My Isabell

First Ride – Bareback!

My Isabell’s owner’s first ride on her off-the-track Thoroughbred race horse was bareback! Now she is sadly offered for sale. Read the story . . .

Nearly Sent to Slaughter – Instead “Max” Brings Joy to New Owner

Nearly Sent to Slaughter – Instead “Max” Brings Joy to New Owner

Matt’s Memo aka “Max” has found a new Mom! She’s a teenaged girl who fell in love with “Max’s” picture on his ad (funny, I can really sympathize with her there), and once she saw “Max”, apparently the feelings were mutual. She gave him a huge hug, and he responded with some gentle nuzzling. We…

OTTB Behren’s Design moves to California

OTTB Behren’s Design moves to California

He is doing great. It has been raining here since Friday. It is horrible. I hope to have a dry week so I can get him out.  Yesterday his hind right leg blew up.  I am hoping that is just lack of getting to move around.  He seems to be sound on the leg.  

Propensity for Boo Boos – Mom Considers Bubble Wrap

Propensity for Boo Boos – Mom Considers Bubble Wrap

I hope that you had great Christmas and New Year’s celebrations! I have been slow to send updates since our December show because Cadence has been in and out of minor injuries. He has a way of getting more mystery injuries – no matter how many times we “Cadence-proof” his stall and the pastures, he finds a way. I should’ve known that he would be one of those mischievous ones from his former knee injury!

Knight Villain - Sixth Anniversary photo

Gentle Brave Knight Villain

Sixth Year Anniversary update for Knight Villain. He’s sound, whole, happy, fat, and loving his life as a full time trail buddy. He’s kind and gentle with everyone, loves to give “pony rides” to visiting kiddies, yet still turns it on for me out on the galloping track in true race horse fashion. I think he’ll never forget he’s a champion.

Dr. Sidney in the pasture

Dr. Sidney Settles In at Home

Sidney has officially made it through his first day, I attached a few pics of him in the pasture. He is a bit of a worrier, I can tell that he feels safer in his stall at the moment, he did finally settle in the pasture but stood at the very far end, looking off into the distance, I went down to talk to him and offer water a few times and he was fine about me approaching. . .

Wolfie Goes to Sleep Away Camp!

Wolfie Goes to Sleep Away Camp!

Today (Sunday) we did basically the same set of classes – but both of us were tired. We placed 6th again in one OF class, 3rd in the US (again about 12 in there) and …. on a lark I went into the flat equitation class to give him more flat class experience since we need more seasoning there and we won! I will not tell you how long it has been since I did an equitation class….!

Carmac aka Mac – SOLD! September 2008

Carmac aka Mac – SOLD! September 2008

SOLD! Congratulations Morgan Shaw of Brooksville, MS! This was his Prospect Horse FOR SALE information: “Mac” is a 2005 16.1+ hand (and growing) chestnut Thoroughbred gelding. He is athletic and well balanced with a very good stride. He covers the ground in a beautiful manner. He has been off the track a short time and…

Vilas County Jumps for Joy

Vilas County Jumps for Joy

Just wanted to quickly update Vilas training progress. He is doing awesome and I introduced him to his first jumps under saddle and I can tell you he loves it! This was his first time ever jumping barrels and the tree. We definitely have to improve his technique with a lot of gymnastics but the…